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The Office of Student Activities supports student success and development by offering programs and services to enhance the quality of life on campus and increase student involvement. Student Activities supports the university’s enrollment and retention initiatives by serving as advocates for students. A brief overview of programs and services follows. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Activities, 019 Student Union, (937) 775-5570, or at http://www.wright.edu/studentactivities.
The Office of Student Activities offers workshops and leadership programs for students to gain insight into their leadership potential and to increase their self-awareness. Leadership development at Wright State University is a process whereby students attend workshops, retreats, classes, or experiences to learn skills such as goal setting, motivation, time management, leadership styles, conflict resolutions, and problem solving. A variety of specialized leadership programs are available to accommodate students’ needs and schedules.
Social Fraternities and Sororities
When students join a Greek letter fraternity or sorority at Wright State University, a life-long commitment of friendship, service, leadership, and academic achievement is made. Students who participate in fraternity or sorority life perform hundreds of hours of services to the community and contribute thousands of dollars to charitable organizations. Chapters also sponsor social and educational programs and participate in major events at the university.
Membership in sororities and fraternities is open to all interested and academically eligible students. Coordination among the chapters is provided through the Fraternity & Sorority Governing Council (FSGC), the InterFraternity Council (IFC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Panhellenic Council (NPC).
NPC sororities conduct informal fall semester recruitment and open continuous bidding throughout the rest of the year. NPHC and IFC seek new members throughout the academic year.
For Greek students who achieve academic excellence, membership is offered in the Order of Omega, a national honorary organization.
Media opportunities on campus include a radio station and a newspaper. All students are eligible for participation and are encouraged to talk to the appropriate editor or general manager to become involved.
WWSU 106.9FM, the campus radio station, provides opportunities for disc jockeys, news writers, broadcast engineers, and business management people, both with and without experience. WWSU is located in 018 Student Union, (937) 775-5554.
The Guardian weekly newspaper provides opportunities for students as writers, editors, advertising salespersons, desktop publishers, and photographers. The Guardian is published once a week during the fall and spring semesters. The Guardian office and production facilities are located in 014 Student Union, (937) 775-5536.
The Rainbow Alliance is a student organization that serves to support, educate, and provide outreach and advocacy to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning community and their heterosexual allies. Rainbow Alliance works to provide education and programming with other organizations to obtain this goal. Rainbow Alliance creates a safe and healthy atmosphere that nurtures personal growth between all of its members. Rainbow Alliance creates a mutual support network that encourages pride, respect, and trust among all members in the organization.
Wright State University Student Government, the representative student assembly, exists to advocate widely and deeply felt student interests. As designated by the Board of Trustees, the representative assembly is responsible to officially communicate the collective viewpoint of the student body with regard to any aspect of university policy or operation. The representative student assembly is responsible for appointing students to university committees and other decision making groups, recommending allocations of the student activities funds, representing student interests and serving as a conduit of information from the university to the student body. Student Government shall also represent the student body on state and national issues of interest to students.
The House of Representatives is comprised of registered student clubs/organizations at WSU. The House of Representatives assists student groups in program collaboration, allows student groups to apply for funding, reserve rooms, and/or use the student organization office space.
University Activities Board (UAB)
The University Activities Board is the student organization responsible for providing most of the student entertainment programming at Wright State University, including concerts, comedians, cultural events, films, videos, recreational activities, Fall Fest, April Craze, and other activities.
Members have the opportunity to assist with the selection and planning of activities sponsored by UAB. They are encouraged to participate in various aspects of programming events on campus.
To find out more about the University Activities Board (UAB), stop by 029G in the Student Union or call (937) 775-5500.